If you are feeling suicidal and feeling that you want to die, it is important that you tell someone. Call the Samaritans on 116 123, email firstname.lastname@example.org or read these important messages. Please try to stay safe until you can speak to someone about how you feel.
There are also other helplines that you may want to use:
NICE guideline on preventing suicide in community and custodial settings - this guideline covers ways to reduce suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicides.
The RCN Mental health programme is a member of The National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) an alliance of public, private and voluntary organisations in England who care about suicide prevention and are willing to take individual and collective action to reduce suicide and support those bereaved or affected by suicide.
This toolkit is a collaboration between the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Public Health England to support and develop the role of nurses in the prevention of lesbian, gay and bisexual suicide.
The nursing community makes an invaluable contribution to identifying and caring for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, especially those at risk of, or experiencing suicidal thoughts. However, nurses themselves are considered a high risk group. We believe there are 6 key areas where action is needed to improve suicide prevention in England.
This survey sought to gain insight into nurses' suicide awareness and prevention training, their confidence in engaging in conversations about suicide, and the barriers and enablers affecting their engagement and future training in this area.
RCN Congress: Health Practitioners Programme: Suicide Awareness. 21 May 2019, 9am - 9:45am
With 5,821 suicides in the UK alone, 135 people affected by each one, and many of them preventable, Dr Phil Moore, chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners’ Mental Health Commissioners Network, writes on an international collective that's addressing avoidable gaps in UK and international healthcare systems. See: Zero Suicide: A collective global effort to prevent suicide
Page last updated - 05/03/2019